Accession Number : ADA285288

Title :   French Policy Toward NATO: Enhanced Selectivity, Vice Rapproachement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Johnsen, William T. ; Young, Thomas-Durell

Report Date : 09 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The authors assess recent French policy initiatives concerning increased participation with NATO. They explain how French policy toward NATO has changed since 1992 and discuss how these changes have been effected. At the same time, the authors note that certain key elements of French external policy have not changed. They argue, therefore, that while France may wish to cooperate with NATO, this does not imply that there will be a more cooperative French attitude toward the Alliance. Finally, the authors offer policy recommendations for U.S. and NATO officials that will facilitate improved cooperation between France and the Atlantic Alliance. RPR, Chirac, UDF, d'Estaing, Balladur, SGDN, EUROCORPS, SACEUR

Descriptors :   *NATO, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *MILITARY PLANNING, COOPERATION, EXTERNAL, FRANCE, POLICIES, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, NATIONAL SECURITY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Defense Systems
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE